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If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

The 2012 London Summer Olympics has us all at Autism Speaks in a frenzy! We love the athletes, the tradition, competition, and so much more! We asked what your thoughts on the games and this is what you said...

Serena Westcott Watching Michael Jamieson from Glasgow Scotland winning Silver for the 200m breaststroke swimming & watching the USA winning Gold for the men's relay. Fantastic!

Alexis Bullock Mine is gymnastics my autistic bro loves the swimming! :) USA! :)
Dani Lee Izard Aussie aussie aussie  - Oi oi oi !!!
Bryce Valentine We are tracking the progress of Gabby the Gymnast! She is from our hometown. Go get 'em you smiling dervish!
Christian Reed Watching team USA dominate in the events! And watching usa gymnastics win gold for first time since 1996. And watching phelps win his 19 medal to become the greatest olympian all time.
Camille Pedone A previous pal of about. Age 6 turned me on to synchronized diving much to his mom's initial distress. Now I am totally addicted to watching. Just watching and not trying at home. Lol
Mary Dimoglis Regula My John and I were watching gymnastics and swimming ...and when he asked me if I would be proud of him if he was an Olympian, I answered "I am proud of you EVERY DAY''!
Jessica Ryea Daniels Watching Phelps become the most decorated Olympian ever!! USA!
Megan Villemaire Ryan Lochte! Gorgeous, fast, and confident!
Addie Boo Williams Usain Bolt 100 meters go team jamaica

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.